George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the Board of War, 3 August 1779

To the Board of War

Head Qrs West point Augt 3: 1779


I have the Honor to transmit you the Arrangement of the 11th pensylva. Regiment made by a Board of Field Officers of that line, appointed for the purpose, on which the Board will be pleased to issue Commissions. I inclose the old arrangement made out by Colo. Hubley—by which the Board will see what alterations have been made.1 They will be pleased to forward the Commissions to Colo. Hubley. I have the Honor to be with great respect Gentn Yr Most Obedt servant

Go: Washington

P.S. Capn Keene of the 11th is to remain for the present with Genl St Clair—as an Aid2—The Board will be pleased to send his Commission to Camp.3

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosed arrangements have not been identified. For GW’s directions to convene a board of field officers to review the arrangement of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, see GW to Arthur St. Clair, 25 July.

2For the appointment of Capt. Lawrence Keene as aide-de-camp pro tempore to Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair, see General Orders, 5 August.

3The draft manuscript contains a deleted postscript, in the writing of GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison, reading: “I inclose a Report of a Board of Officers in the case of Capn Henderson—upon which a Commission will be issued.” A copy of the officers’ report, dated 1 Aug., is in DLC:GW. The docket, in Harrison’s writing, reads in part: “Original transmitted by Genl St. Clair to Gov. Reed.” See also John Henderson to GW, 22 July, and GW to St. Clair, 25 July, n.1.

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